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KOFY
Oct 9, 2012 11:30am PDT
romney, california is number one. >> reporter: it began last night with a roundtable for 25 wealthy donors. each patron paid $40,000. then the president met with 100 people who paid $20,000 each to have dinner with him in the bill graham civic auditorium. outside the venue, 100 people staged protests against various policies, from the use of drones in pakistan, to the federal crackdown on marijuana. >> the president: i love you back thank yu everybody! >> reporter: the esident ended the day at a concert for 6,000 supporters at the auditorium tickets started at $200 per person. he alluded to his debate last week. >> the president: i had a bunch of of folks come to me, don't be so polite, don't be so nice. [ cheering ] president -- >> the president: but i want evybody to understand something, what was being prente wasn't leaderip, at's sasmansh. [ cheering ] >> the president: and we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: mr. obama has raise add average of three million dollars from his previous trips here. he may need all the money he can get, because hi
KOFY
Oct 24, 2012 11:30am PDT
billing. >> we have gloria allred claim to have scoop on mitt romney and donald trump about president obama. right now it does not seem either assertion is getting much traction. >> i'm honored to have gotten him to release his long form ..g this morning on youtube via twitter trump revealed his supposed surprise. >> if barack obama opens up and gives his college records and applications and if he gives his passport applications and records, i will give to a charity of his choice, a check, immediately for five million dollars. >> reporter: the trump college comes on the same day gloria allred claim to have dirt on mitt romney she was in a boston courtroom this morning asking a judge to unseal the early 90s divorce case of staples' founder romney testified on behalf of -- she will not say why the report is damning, there are hints it has to do with money. >> romney is coming off another bump in the campaign trail in end a senate candidate mourdock said he's opposed to abortion an even in the case of rape because the baby is god's intention. mourdock called a news conference this mornin
KOFY
Oct 12, 2012 11:30am PDT
and mitt romney. but who won? brandi hitt reports. >> reporter: the showdown between the vice president and paul ryan was full of attacks. >> it has been done a couple of times. >> has never been done. >> jack kennedy lowered tax rates. >> now you're jack kennedy! gentleman 23 million minutes are struggling for work. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost round. [ laughing ] >> reporter: biden laughed at ryan throughout the debate. he challenged mitt romney's tax plan for aggressively than president obama did in his debate. >> it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: the moderator martha raddatz set it was more intimate. >> the jabs felt more personal. >> reporter: both sides claiming victory as they head back on the campaign trail to rally more support. debate was a tie. biden brought energy the democrats wanted and ryan brought seriousness the republicans needed. >> reporter
KOFY
Oct 16, 2012 11:30am PDT
time for round two in the presidential debate. president obama and mitt romney are in new york tonight for the only town hall-style meet-up leading up to the election. t.j. winick joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: president obama certainly has work to do even he admits that first debate did not go well for him. mitt romney needs to keep the pressure on. he also needs to interact well with audience members. president obama has been prepping for tonight's debate this virginia golf resort. he left his clubs at the white house trying to send a message he's all business. >> how are you feelinging about tonight? president fabulous. >> reporter: in massachusetts mitt romney's prep partner likes his candidates chances. >> great. >> reporter: tonight brings one age only town hall-style debate both taking questions from the audience, all undecided voters. the format has inspired memorial -- memorable campaign moments. >> i'm exhausted of defending you. >> reporter: romney has to knock the idea he can't relate to average americans. to make up lost ground president obama will hav
KOFY
Oct 17, 2012 11:30am PDT
romney are back on the campaign trail this morning after last night's debate that saw a much dunk president obama than americans saw in the first. t.j. winick joins us live from new york where the debate was held. >> reporter: whether president obama won or not last night most believe he did what he had to do to make this a real fight the last few weeks before election day. president obama made his first post debate campaign stop in iowa where he jocked with the crowd despite favorable -- where he joked with the crowd. >> >> the president: i'm still trying to figure out how go the hang of this thing, debating. we're working on it. we'll keep on improving as time goes on, i've got one left. >> reporter: mitt romney stumped in virginia. >> i love these debates. these things are great. [ cheering ] >> i think it is interesting that the president still doesn't have an agenda for a second term. >> reporter: the president and his republican challenger came out swinging, circling each other much of the night like two prized fighters. >> you will get your chance in a moment i'm still spea
KOFY
Oct 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
. mitt romney riding new wave of momentum into the swing state of virginia brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake then turned into an aggressive assault by mitt romney as he went after the president's last four years in office. >> middle income americans have been buried, crushed. >> reporter: he described the programs he would cut. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector eated housg has begun to rise. >> repter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these can wipe the slate clean watch has gone on the last month. >> reporter: as both hit the campaign trail this afternoon. >>
KOFY
Oct 23, 2012 11:30am PDT
two weeks away. president obama and mitt romney are making their last pitch to voters now that the final presidential debate is over. katie marzullo joins us with a look at how well the candidates rated. >> reporter: candidates are back on the campaign trail hitting two states each today with only one percentage point between them, according to the latest poll. president obama arrived in delray beach, florida this morning telling voters that mitt romney can't be trusted. >> the president: his job plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit plan doesn't reduce the deficit, it adds to it. his foreign policy is from the 1980s. his social policies from the 19 50s. his chick policies are from the 1920s. -- >> reporter: for ryan more of the same attacks he heard in the debate that he says romney won. >> i think he guy a great job of articulating america's vision for a role in the world strong economy, strong america at home strong military and resolute and certain in defense of our values overseas. >> reporter: exchange over the military spurred one of the more memorable moments. >> our navy i
KOFY
Oct 8, 2012 11:30am PDT
at 4:00. >>> meantime, the president's republican challenger mitt romney is focusing on foreign policy. today he said mr. obama's failure to protect american embassy workers in libya led to the death of ambassador chris stevens last month. >> reporter: mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those who atack our homeland on september 11th, 2001 this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam, despite ministration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in th debate theame poll found voters ovwhelngly sd romy won't debate, the bigge
KOFY
Oct 19, 2012 11:30am PDT
receiving medical care. >>> president obama and mitt romney had a rare opportunity to show a lighter side of themselves in an annual charity event in new york. new polls giving both sides reason to be optimistic. >> reporter: after a night filled with jokes president obama was back on the stump today in the battleground state of virginia, unveiling a new punchline. >> the president: he's changing up so much, backtracking and sidestepping. we got to name this condition that he's going through. i think it is called, romneyia. >> reporter: they called a truce last night. >> the president: monday's debate was different because the topic is foreign policy. spoiler alert. we got bin laden. [ laughing ] >> it is nice to relax and wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> reporter: while in new york the president stopped by the daily with jon stewart. there were lighter moments but stewart grilled the president on the administration's evolving story for the attack in libya. >> were weren't confused about the fact that four americans had been killed. i wasn't confused about the fact that we ne
KOFY
Oct 1, 2012 11:30am PDT
mitt romney are cutting back on campaign speeches today in order to prepare for their first big debate wednesday night. the president is in henderson, nevada his aides say he will be working on his debating skittles with kerry playing the part of romney. romney is prepping in denver. analysts say this is his best chance to turn his campaign around which has been losing ground in recent weeks. see the first debate right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6:00 this wednesday night. >> i love how they lower expectations. your expectations for hot temperatures those are coming true. >>> they are here but kind of in a brief engagement, especially some areas, doesn't that look gorgeous. we'll talk about how hot it is going to be at the beaches. and how long this poor air quality is going to last. >> plus, kids exposed to too much tv without knowing it. damage it might be doing to the entire family. >>> why the congressional staffer accused of attacking lindsay lohan is no longer facing charges.ÑóÑó >>> take a look at the gun sitting near rodeo beach in morning, it was saved
KOFY
Oct 15, 2012 11:30am PDT
december 7th to enroll. >>> it is crunch time again for president obama and mitt romney with just 22 days left, they are holed up with aides cramming for tear debate tomorrow night. preparations are underway in hempstead, new york where the town hall style meeting will take place. >> reporter: paul ryan stomached in wisconsin today preaching -- stumped in wisconsin today. preaching against debt. >> if we tackle our problems before they tackle us we can get america on the right track. and young kids can come to an economy where next make the most of their lives because that's the american dream. >> the president: hello everybody! i brought food. >> reporter: the president handed out pizzas to campaign volunteers as he spent most of the weekend in virginia preparing for tuesday night's high stakes debate. >> it is going great. >> reporter: the president will need a strong performance to beat back mitt romney's momentum. >> if obama has one more debate as bad as his first i think he will be in enormous trouble q >> my advice to the president would be let him be the senator and candidate
KOFY
Oct 22, 2012 11:30am PDT
/ >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported u.s. and iran agreed to one-on-one talks. the white house denied a meeting is set but added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> anything diplomatically now can help the president. >> reporter: iranians denied any talks are scheduled. as the president wrapped up prep at camp david his campaign released this new ad. >> president obama ended the iraq war of the mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: romney prepared in florida where he gave this advice during a football game. >> figure out which of their players is best and take 'em out early. >> reporter: the latest poll of likely voters shows the race is a dead heat 47%, with only two weeks until election day the stakes are higher than ever. >> this debate tonight so important. >> reporter: this debate setting will be different than any other presidential debate so far both candidates will be sitting with the moderator, at a desk. bra
KOFY
Oct 3, 2012 11:30am PDT
place between president obama and mitt romney starting at 6:00 right here. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney met face-to-face was during the 2008 campaign season many tonight, four years later, they meet again in their first presidential debate, it is a critical moment with the race still very close according to the latest poll. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and compassionate and connect with the audience. the president is about mannerisms and style. >> reporter: while the candidates go through last minute debate preps, a speech obama gave in 2007 has resurfaced conservative website posted the entire video last night. critics call itacily disive. he contrastedhow families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina coaredto new yo city redents ater 91 >> wt isappening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that somehow the people in new orleans they don't care about as much. >>he obama cmpaig
KOFY
Oct 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's first presidential debate. crews were putting finishing touches on the stage today. analysts don't expect the debate to exchange many mind there are very few undecided voters and debates are rarely game-changers. the fact that the two are engaging each other directly for the first time should draw the attention of millions of americans. abc news will bring live coverage starting at 6:00 here on abc7. >>> some people for the hot weather, some against. meteorologist mike nicco nonpartin. >>> just bringing you the facts, ladies. let's look out and show what is going on if you don't like the heat you won't want to know that it is warmer now than this time yesterday. we'll talk about record heat today and the big cooling trend and when it comes to your neighborhood. >>> plus, the start of a busy week on the bay. the boats and planes arriving today. >>> would you pay $100 to check a bag? we'll te you now avoid that hefty fee on one airline. >>> there's going to be a lot of action on the bay this week between america's cup and f
KOFY
Oct 30, 2012 11:30am PDT
romney is collecting relief supplies in ohio. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> count on abc 7 for your most complete coverage of the storm we'll have live updates on 7 news and our regular newscasts. tonight at 10 abk news will air one hour primetime special followed by abc7 news at 11. >>> next, san francisco gets ready for one giant celebration. live look at reparations underway right now for foam's world series victory parade. >> later -- later search for what caused >>> crews are making final preparations for the world series parade celebrating the giants less than 24 hours to go. amy hollyfield is live at civic center plaza with a sneak peek at the floats on more. >> reporter: good morning. currently transforming civic center plaza workers got here 7:00 this morning and we're told they would stay until it is ready, which could be midnight. they have a lot to do in a very little amount of time. first glimpse of some of the floats you will see tomorrow. the world series champions will start the parade at 11, then end here in civic center plaza, players and dignataries will speak to
KOFY
Oct 5, 2012 11:30am PDT
far to turn back now. >> reporter: mitt romney responded to the jobs report, this is not what a real recovery looks like. former ceo of ge jack welsh ignited a twitter storm this morning when he accused the obama administration of manipulating the numbers for political gain. >> there are always charges of manipulation on either side that's conspiracy thinking. >> reporter: the bureau who put out the jobs report are infrom the political process some republicans say welsh was way of base. karen traver, abc news, washington. >> american airlines cancelled a flight this morning as part of ongoing problems with seats. the flight was scheduled to takeoff 6:40 this morning the airline taking 44 flights out of service to fix the seat problems. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. american ys wear, poor design and spilled soda can cause seats to pop loose during the flight. this adds to the troubles. >>> health officials in contra costa county holding a news conference this morning concerning an east bay man who died from rabies although paced away overseas he may have contracted the dis
KOFY
Oct 29, 2012 11:30am PDT
avoided. >> reporter: mitt romney cancelled his plans for tonight appear tomorrow morning. this morning his staff loaded storm relief supplies to take them to centers in virginia. >> our thoughts and prayers are with people in harm's way. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., the u.s. supreme court did hold its normal session today. the justices have rescheduled tomorrow's arguments for thursday. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> meteorologist mike nicco here with a fresh update about the power outages. >> i was checking twitter nearly 300,000 people without power, new jersey 92,000 already and the eye wall is still a good three to four hours away. it is a devastating -- devastation waiting to happen i should say. emeryville we have clouds, the sun will come out today, cooling trend on the way update for that rain who is getting to get wet while trick-or-treating. >>> why the bay area's green >>> suspicious warehouse fire under investigation in san jose. we have pictures showing huge flames shooting through the roof of this vacant building on almaden road. fire broke out before 4:00 th
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 11:35pm EDT
voters asking the questions. >> round two. president obama and governor mitt romney face up in the second debate, a town hall moderated by the moderator who says that the format presents unique challenges. >> they have to connect, not just with the people who are looking into the television and watching them, but to the people on stage with them, 80 or so undecided voters chosen by gallup. it is a much more intimate and a close interaction with voters. >> obama is under pressure after his last turn on the debate stage got bad reviews. >> won that debate is not bad -- two that debate could very mel -- very well mean he loses the war. you could see a different president obama -- he could be aggressive but does not want to be seen as overly aggressive. >> romney has seen a boost in polls and confidence on the campaign trail. >> people are getting behind this campaign. >> at a town hall without a podium and with audience interaction, the candidates style and audience can take on added weight. at the first town hall debate president george h. w. bush repeatedly checked his watch a sign
ABC
Oct 21, 2012 11:35pm EDT
>> live and in ht, this is abc 7 news washington weekly. >> mitt romney is in florida. that is where the debate will be held. the moderator is a cbs anchor and the focus will be foreign policy. you can catch every minute of the debate right here on abc 7 starting tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. the libya issue will be one of the key topics in the debate. tell us if you have learned anything new from the president and mitt romney about that. >> i do not think we will learn anything new in terms of intelligence. we will see them face off again. last time they went at it, mitt romney came up the loser. >> the one thing about this whole situation is, at least with libya, its sole -- still seems the president does not have a full answer when it comes to the timeline and exactly what took place there. do we expect any kind of clarification to bar? some people are saying he should address the nation. do we expect any more clarification on the timeline? >> there is a problem in the community with the information they are getting. it took 14 days between the attacks and when the president t
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 11:35pm EDT
three days before the first presidential debate. >> most believe it will be a crucial night for romney. >> president obama and arrived today in nevada for three bang days of what campaign -- three days of what campaign aides are calling debate camp. >> i believe in you. i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> the president and romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddled with senior advisers to prepare for the showdown in denver. in recent days, campaigns have been bending over backward to complement their opponents and downplay expectations. new jersey governor chris christie said a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people can see these two guys by side, letting out their visions unfiltered. i think that will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> obama senior advisers said they are preparing. >> they have been practicing for months. i am sure they will have a lot of clever lines, but that is not the american people are looking for. >> abc news political analyst matt dowd says advisors are emphasizing style over substance. >> debat
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 1:05am PDT
. >> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first of all,
ABC
Oct 16, 2012 11:00pm PDT
four years and a rise in take home pay. >> the president focused on romney. >> governor romney doesn't have a five-point plan. he has a one-point plan. that's to make sure the folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> when he tried to answer back the moderator pushed back. >> governor romney, there will be plenty of chances to go on. we i -- >> i will -- >> when romney talked about lowering tax rates. >> when you bring the rates down, those small businesses are able to keep more money and hire more people. >> the president went after him again. >> you wouldn't have taken such a sketchy deal and neither should the american people. the math doesn't add up. >> where president obama stumbled was the question about the attack in benghazi. >> who denied the enhanced security and why? >> he never did answer that question. instead he attacked romney. >> while we were still dealing with our diplomats being threaten ited, governor romney put out a press released trying to make political points. >> they brought up the discrepancies. >> this was clear that this was not a demmon vagues.
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >>> the election two weeks away. president obama and mitt romney are making their last pitch to voters now that the final presidential debate is over. katie marzullo joins us with a look at how well the candidates rated. >> reporter: candidates are back on the campaign trail hitting two states each today with only one percentage point between them, according to the latest poll. president obama arrived in delray beach, florida this morning telling voters that mitt romney can't be trusted. >> the president: his job plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit plan doesn't reduce the deficit, it adds to it. his foreign policy is from the 1980s. his social policies from the 19 50s. his chick policies are from the 1920s. -- >> reporter: for ryan more of the same attacks he heard in the debate that he says romney won. >> i think he guy a great job of articulating america's vision for a role in the world strong economy, strong america at home strong military and resolute and certain in defense of our values overseas. >> reporter: exchange over the military spurred one of the more memorable mo
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
from the first presidential debate. new poll numbers show mitt romney has a lot of catching up to do. >>> plus, important deadline the u.s. postal service couldn't deliver on. >>> milestone for the . >>> most of the country in the 60s and 70s 103 phoenix, 80 portland, 71 seattle. airports you can see all on time severe weather in atlanta could back up. without the clouds here not expecting delays in san francisco, oakland or san jose. >>> 4:48. fundraiser was held yesterday for the family of fallen chp officer kenyon youngstrom killed during a traffic stop on i-680 in alamo earlier this month. the support has been tremendous. >> the community outreach because eye done this, has just been unbelievable. i've had people pledge cash. we've got a website with the fallen heroes organization. we work closely with for a long time here in alamo. >> the restaurant owner is urging people who want to support youngstrom's widow and four children to drop off donations at the restaurant. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a reso
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
romney's campaign to unseat president obama. he goes as far as saying he was completely wrong, his quote, when he commented to wealthy donors about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he told fox news his life has shown that he cares about 100% of americans. more in about 15 minutes. >>> this morning the woman charged with ditching her daughter after a botched shoplifting attempt is sitting in santa clara jail this is marcy keelin's mugshot. cameras were rolling when she stepped out of a list car in san jose yesterday after being extradited from nevada where she had been hiding. investigators say she sped off leaving her 10-year-old behind after workers at a safeway store in morgan hill spotted them stealing. she faces burglary and child endangerment charges. >>> is if expected to be over -- san francisco has several major events taking place, police will be patrolling all over they. they say you can take precautions against becoming a victim. ama daetz has more. >> reporter: san francisco is teaming with sailors, military and otherwise. america's cup racing and flee
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
strong showing from mitt romney on topics from the economy to health care. mark matthews has a look at first match-up. [ applause ] >> reporter: mitt romney ran to the middle telling the country lowering the tax rates for wealth any americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class. i'm not going to reduce share of taxes paid by high income people. >> reporter: romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit reductions to the rich. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdenning the middle class, it is math, -- arithmetic. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. >> reporter: romney said he would repeople obama care but not all the parts people like. >> number one, preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. young people are able to stay on their family plan. >> the president: what your plan does is duplicate what already law. >> reporter: the president's response
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
vallejo. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> this morning, mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail wasting no time after their debate in denver. romney's campaign got a boost in momentum thanks to his aggressive critique of mr. obama's handling of the economy. but mr. obama fought back asking for specifics about how he would help the middle class. >> reporter: the first debate started with a shand shake -- which handshake and smile between president obama and mitt romney. then it quickly focused on the economy. >> the president: five million jobs in the private sector created. auto industry has come roaring back. housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night but his comments about the 47% has taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income fam
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
big bird is declining all appearances. the giant yellow puppet is hurt after the debate. mitt romney admitted he loves big bird but republican presidential nominee said he would slash funding to pbs which airs sesame street. the twitter sphere lit up, someone started a fired big bird account writing elmo needs help filing unemt employment forms, no thumb autos our coverage continues of the debate. what was true and accurate? >> a major fraud bust, 100 officials arrested in a case worth millions of dollars. >> and what is nearly a >>> both presidential candidates back out on the campaign trail today. and there is president obama spent the morning in denver before heading to wisconsin for an afternoon rally. >> mitt romney saying you're not entitled to makeup your own facts. we've checked on what both had to say and whether or not it was factual. biggest dispute was over tax autos governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> i don't have a $5 trillion kachl tut can you tell. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 dwrinl tax cut. >> i'm in the lookin
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
mitt romney returned to the campaign trail in virginia today using momentum to spell out what he would do to improve the economy and foreign competition. >> people steal our jobs through unfair trading practices as china as, i will hold them accountable and call them on the carpet. we cannot let our jobs be stolen unfairly. >> and in denver, president obama ridiculed romney for cutting public television. >> thank goodness, someone is getting tough on big bird. finally. it's about time. we didn't know big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> the president's campaign says mr. obama will take a different approach at the next debate following what most considered a disappointing performance. aides say the president will focus on romney's candor, calling him a liar but using softer terms. >> people seem to agree mitt romney scored a win in the debate. president obama told a denver awed -- audience romney misrepresented himself. >> there did the president tell the truth? truth is that that is not what is going to make the difference. >> there president accused mitt romney of proposing ta
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. mitt romney turned the tables on tonight debate. focus was supposed to be foreign policy but the republican challenger kept bringing up the economy all night. >> political reporter mark matthews here with some of the highlights of this october surprise. >> after pushing the president on libya and iran and syria tonight mitt romney failed to show much difference between himself and the president on those issues. instead he turned the debate back to jobs. first surprise of the night? mitt romney bringing up osama bin laden before the president. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda. >>reporter: he said what america needs is leadership but when challenged to say what he would do differently, he deferred. >> would you go beyond what the administration would do like for example would you put in no fly zone over syria. >> i don't want to have our military involved in syria. i don't think there's necessity to put our military in syria. >> what you just heard governor romney said is he doesn't have different ideas. and that's becau
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Oct 17, 2012 1:05am PDT
home pay. >> the president focused on romney. >> governor romney doesn't have a five-point plan. he has a one-point plan. that's to make sure the folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> when he >> when he tried to answer back the moderator pushed back. >> governor romney, there will be plenty of chances to go on. we i -- >> i will -- >> when romney talked about lowering tax rates. >> when you bring the rates down, those small businesses are able to keep more money and hire more people. >> the president went after him again. >> you wouldn't have taken such a sketchy deal and neither should the american people. the math doesn't add up. >> where president obama stumbled was the question about the attack in benghazi. >> who denied the enhanced security and why? >> he never did answer that question. instead he attacked romney. >> while we were still dealing with our diplomats being threaten ited, governor romney put out a press released trying to make political points. >> they brought up the discrepancies. >> this was clear that this was not a demmon vagues. this was an attack
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Oct 7, 2012 11:35pm EDT
romney in denver this past week, democrats are counting on biden to pull out a win. >> vice president biden will do very, very well. he knows what's been going on. he's in touch with the american public. and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> romney's former debate coach gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the who is and said look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. >> i think both men will be very prepared. >> biden says he's ready. >> all debates are tough. but i'm looking forward to it. i really am. >> foreign and domestic policy issues will be in play thursday night. it's the only vice-presidential debate before the november 6 election. i'm christina mugler reporting. >> this thursday's vice-presidential debate may actually end up being the most watched v.p. showdown to date. >> that's due in large part to presidential debate that still has many people talking and we're joined by political deputy white house edward isaac dovar. thank you fo
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
or if there are suspects. >>> mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail already this morning after last night's debate. strong showing by romney who criticized the president on the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
only for obama but for romney, california is number one. >> reporter: it began last night with a roundtable for 25 wealthy donors. each patron paid $40,000. then the president met with 100 people who paid $20,000 each to have dinner with him in the bill graham civic auditorium. outside the venue, 100 people staged protests against various policies, from the use of drones in pakistan, to the federal crackdown on marijuana. >> the president: i love you back, thank you everybody! >> reporter: the president ended the day at a concert for 6,000 supporters at the auditorium tickets started at $200 per person. he alluded to his debate last week. >> the president: i had a bunch of of folks come to me, don't be so polite, don't be so nice. [ cheering ] president -- >> the president: but i want everybody to understand something, what was being presented wasn't leadership, that's salesmanship. [ cheering ] >> the president: and we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: mr. obama has raise add average of three million dollars from his previous trips here. he ma
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
constitutionally protected speech. >> mitt romney is hoping his strong per fompl yens can put momentum on his side and a gallup poll shows the president in a four point lead no, nation wide poll has been done yet but several instant polls give romney a win by more than a 2-1 margin. both hit the campaign trail today. president obama spent the day in colorado and wisconsin and will be coming back next week for another fund-raiser. and tickets start at $100 going as high as $7500s. >> a national campaign passed through the bay area today this is is orered to inform voters and calls itself patriot majority usa, targeting billionaire contributors. they want to rally opposition to cal proposition 32. >> we like to advocate and support measures helping get funding back into education. but these people don't believe in us having a voice. >> it would ban corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates. >> there are gas prices never as high in this state. triple a says the price jumped 18 cents and there is $4:32 on average. one station has clesed temporarily. >> there is a peak do
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Oct 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
the president and mitt romney face off in the second debate tomorrow night. pressure is on the president to slow romney's momentum. we report from the site of tomorrow's big debate. >> president obama and mitt romney off the trail gearing up for the second round in the ring. tuesday night's showdown will be a town hall. audience members will be asking questions which have been reselected. neither candidate held many campaign events like this recently. with intense prep, this could bring challenges. >> both candidates have to tread lightly. if they are going on the open oh fence too aggressively, that can spill into the audience and make them look too combattive. >> the president was widely criticized after the first debate. the campaign says he's made ajufments. >> i think it's going to be aggressive in making the case for his view of where we should go as a country. >> both candidates spent the week hunkered down. romney in boston. the president in williamsburg, virginia. >> democrats hoping for nothing less tomorrow night. they'll find a huge spike among romney supporters for
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
center found mitt romney is leading 49-45%. the first major poll taken since he debated mitt romney. the president's debate performance was widely criticized even by his supporters. some said they came out to support him in san francisco because of his debate performance. >> the debate, i thought if romney got elected and i hadn't done everything i could to help, i would never forgive . that's why i'm here today. -- >> reporter: the president is in town to raise money this is his sixth visit here this year. he told supporters he intends to win this election. his next stop is ohio, a swing state. he will be leaving this morning, this is between -- on howard between fourth and fifth he will be leaving after commute rush hour, after 9:00. you want to keep that in mind if you are going to be in this area. when his motorcade is on the move they shutdown several downtown blocks. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> when that does happen sue hall will be keeping us posted. the president's visit draws protest -- protesters, a small group turned out last night. they called on the obama administrat
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Oct 19, 2012 4:30am PDT
president obama and mitt romney. >>> sea lion gets all-clear froms did. >>> we are going to see sunshine but it will take a while. 60s and 70s today, maybe 80 at livermore that will be the exception temperatures will be cooler than yesterday. heading into the great lakes 50s there, 70s along the eastern seaboard, 50s headed that way. mid to upper 50s around seattle and portland, 93 phoenix. chicago o'hare flight arrival delays otherwise everybody on time wet weather through the great lakes and east coast looks like we are going to have delays develop check out our flight tracker at abc7news.com at the bottom. >>> 4:48. this morning president obama and challenger mitt romney head back out on the campaign trail after sharing a table and a few laughs last night in new york. tahman bradley joins us live from washington to tell us about it. >> reporter: good morning. after tuesday's heated debate these candidates probably needed laughs. no doubt on the campaign trail today they put game faces back on. last night they were all smiles. the contenders took a break from campaigning for a
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Oct 24, 2012 11:00am PDT
to their billing. >> we have gloria allred claim to have scoop on mitt romney and donald trump about president obama. right now it does not seem either assertion is getting much traction. >> i'm honored to have gotten him to release his long form ..g this morning on youtube via twitter trump revealed his supposed surprise. >> if barack obama opens up and gives his college records and applications and if he gives his passport applications and records, i will give to a charity of his choice, a check, immediately for five million dollars. >> reporter: the trump college comes on the same day gloria allred claim to have dirt on mitt romney she was in a boston courtroom this morning asking a judge to unseal the early 90s divorce case of staples' founder romney testified on behalf of -- she will not say why the report is damning, there are hints it has to do with money. >> romney is coming off another bump in the campaign trail in the end a senate candidate mourdock said he's opposed to abortion an even in the case of rape because the baby is god's intention. mourdock called a news co
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
not switching parties. >>> one more note, latest polls show that mr. romney has wiped out the president's lead among likely women voters mr. obama has picked up strength tying among male voters where he a lead going into this. >>> both covering a lot of ground over these next few days. >>> the race is very tight. >>> 6:19 mike with the forecast. >>> looks like it is going to be a little drier today. the embarcadero is a little wet from our roof cam towards the bay bridge towards oakland still a little orange hue around downtown san francisco, some of the buildings now more than yesterday have original, cool. color of the radar returns blue, lowest level which means mist and drizzle. over the last three hours radar returns most prevalent in the south bay you can see how sporadic they are at one point calm, the next thing you may need the wipers. wider picture best radar returns are handling around the south bay from the dumbarton down to gilroy over the last three hours entire picture up in the north bay showing a little drying trend. another way to see the drying trend visibil
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
visit starting at 4:00. >>> meantime, the president's republican challenger mitt romney is focusing on foreign policy. today he said mr. obama's failure to protect american embassy workers in libya led to the death of ambassador chris stevens last month. >> reporter: mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those who atack our homeland on september 11th, 2001 this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam, despite administration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in the debate. the same poll found voters overwhelmingly said romney w
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and romney will be in iowa. >> thank you. and abc 7 news is live outside the president's second bay area stop and there are protestors waiting to greet the president. >> there are protestors and supporters. the president knows where to get the money when he needs the money, hoping to raise $4 million in next 24 hours. and there is a air force one arriving at 1:45 this afternoon. the president has those fund-raisers on his agenda he's coming here for a one to $200 per person concert featuring john legend when the president and secret service seal the area, it's safe to say the numbers outnumber prot testors let's hear from both sides. >> is this the music or president? >> it's important. it's historical. i believe he needs to be back to back. he started a job and needs to be able to complete it. >> do you think you can influence people? >> no. but we plant seeds for having a second thought. i doubt it. and there is loyal opposition for november. >> later on, the president is going to have a party and to,000 a day dinner. and the president will spend the night in san francisco and wil
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Oct 22, 2012 11:00am PDT
in benghazi an act of terror.uáu/ >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported u.s. and iran agreed to one-on-one talks. the white house denied a meeting is set but added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> anything diplomatically now can help the president. >> reporter: iranians denied any talks are scheduled. as the president wrapped up prep at camp david his campaign released this new ad. >> president obama ended the iraq war of the mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: romney prepared in florida where he gave this advice during a football game. >> figure out which of their players is best and take 'em out early. >> reporter: the latest poll of likely voters shows the race is a dead heat 47%, with only two weeks until election day the stakes are higher than ever. >> this debate tonight so important. >> reporter: this debate setting will be different than any other presidential debate so far both candidates will be sitting w
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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
maintenance for president obama as mitt romney in one of the battlegrounds states. >>> at 11:30, the new technology that lets you print in 3-d. how you can >> ama: this probably isn't worth celebrate but it was an historic day at the gas pumps. prices in california hit an all-time high. the average is 4.61 a gallon. that beats the 2008 record by less than a tenth of a penny. in san francisco a gallon of regular is 4 .68. 4.63 in san jose and oak leafnlt prices are still affected by the chevron rye finery fire. the unanimous average is 3.81 a gal. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up two or three times a week, so in order to make it balance i go in less hours, cut out days and that cuts down on my gas. >> ama: and gas prices are likely to increase over the next few days. >>> with the election just a month away irit was rather low key day on the campaign attachment while president obama celebrate his wedding anniversary with the first lady, his republiccage challenger, mitt romney, courted voters in the sunshine state. >> mitt romney had the campaign trail all to h
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
president obama do something no other president has ever done. mitt romney creeps ahead from a poll. >> what have you done to address california economic collapse some. >> also here, dianne feinstein won't debate her, an east bay challenger pops up one one of her own. >> a question of death or life. voters go to the polls to decide whether to abolish >>> with just 12 days to go, mitt romney is moving up in polls. according to a survey, of likely voters out today, romney's support reached 50% for the first time to 47% for president obama. the margin is wider over who do you trust to handle the economy. this is the first time eempblg candidate held a clear lead. the polling indicates romney is gaining support among white men. >> today romney spent the day in ohio where polls show him running behind. no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. romney saying it's time for change in washington. >> our campaign is about big things. we happen to believe america faces big challenges. we recognize this is a year with a big choice and americans want to see big changes and
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Oct 17, 2012 4:30am PDT
and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail this morning, following last night's fiery debate. mr. obama will be in iowa and ohio. romney travels to virginia. cnn poll finds registered voters believe the president won last night's showdown by a seven point margin 46-39%. here's mark matthews with highlights. >> reporter: governor romney focused on the economy. >> we have not made the progress we need to make. i put together a five point plan that gets america 12 million new jobs in 2004 years and rising take-home pay. >> reporter: the president focused on romney. >> he doesn't have a five point plan he has a one point plan to make sure folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> when you bring rates down small businesses are able to keep more money and hire more people. >> reporter: the president went after him again. >> you wouldn't have taken such a sketchy wheel and neither should you the american people. -- >> reporter: the president stumbled on the attack at benghazi. >> who denied enhanced security and why? >> reporter: he never answered, taebgd romney. >> while we
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Oct 16, 2012 11:00am PDT
time for round two in the presidential debate. president obama and mitt romney are in new york tonight for the only town hall-style meet-up leading up to the election. t.j. winick joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: president obama certainly has work to do even he admits that first debate did not go well for him. mitt romney needs to keep the pressure on. he also needs to interact well with audience members. president obama has been prepping for tonight's debate this virginia golf resort. he left his clubs at the white house trying to send a message he's all business. >> how are you feelinging about tonight? president fabulous. >> reporter: in massachusetts mitt romney's prep partner likes his candidates chances. >> great. >> reporter: tonight brings one age only town hall-style debate both taking questions from the audience, all undecided voters. the format has inspired memorial -- memorable campaign moments. >> i'm exhausted of defending you. >> reporter: romney has to knock the idea he can't relate to average americans. to make up lost ground president obama will hav
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00am PDT
and mitt romney are back on the cam taken trail with less than three weeks until election -- day last night the two faced-off at hofstra it in -- hofstra university in new york. t.j. winick will have a live report. >>> this morning major blow to oracle's sailing team, 72 foot catamaran capsized on san francisco bay yesterday. sky 7 hd captured these images of the boat after it flipped near the golden gate bridge that is valued at 8 to 10 million dollars, thankfully, nobody was hurt. pieces of the boat were towed back to the pier overnight where the team is expected to figure out how it is going to be repair. katie marzullo is at the pier now she will have an update in our next half hour. >>> 5:03. celeste say last week's huge fire in san francisco's west -- west portal neighborhood -- investigators believe the fire started in a build tag that contained a wine shop and orthodontics office. the flames spread to the squat and gobble cafe and two other buildings. the cause of that fire remains under investigation i am officials say it does not appear to be us is --. officials say it
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
extravaganza. we're going pull an all nighter. mitt romney trying to make a last minute pitch to undecided voters.. >> when elected we're going t to... we're going to replace obama care and take that $716 billion and put it back in medicare, writ belongs. >> the republican presidential nominee told a crown in reno they should consider their personal circumstances before voting. >> both presidential candidates doing their best to mug for cameras. there is a senate candidate who isn't happy about being the center of attention. mark matthews is here with that and other developments in this campaign. >> yes. he stepped in. republican senate candidate from indiana found himself in a starring role in an antiromney add. >> this fall i'm supporting richard murdock for senate. >> mitt romney endorsed richard murdock but that is before he said this. >> i believe life begins at conception, i think when even when live begins with a horrible situation of rape that is something god intended to happen. >> the senate candidate reiterated his belief abortions shoulding illegal for women who became pregnant
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